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Gun case brings probation

URBANA — An Urbana man who had a handgun within 1,000 feet of a park was sentenced Monday to 18 months of probation.

Robbery charges dismissed against man caught during chase

URBANA — Robbery charges filed in December against a local man were dismissed Monday.

Champaign County Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said she dismissed armed robbery and aggravated robbery charges against Lamont Taylor-Gwin, 22, because the victims had not cooperated with his prosecution.

Boil order issued for Aqua Illinois customers near Henning Road outside Danville

RURAL DANVILLE — Aqua Illinois officials today issued a boil order for customers along and west of Henning Road due to a water main break.

Officials said those customers should use boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation until further notice. That will kill any bacteria or other organisms that might be present in the water.

Court appearance leads to more tickets

URBANA — If you plan to plead guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol, please consider the following tips:

A) Do not drive yourself to the courthouse.

B) If you do drive yourself to the courthouse, do not park in a space reserved for a judge.

UI police arrest two on drug charges

CHAMPAIGN — Two fraternity brothers were criminally charged Tuesday in Champaign County Circuit Court with drug offenses after their arrests by University of Illinois police Monday night.

Urbana man pleads innocent in shooting

URBANA — An Urbana man is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $500,000 bond following his arrest over the weekend in connection with an attempted murder last month on the east side of Urbana.

Rantoul woman charged with home invasion

RANTOUL — A Rantoul woman is being held at the Champaign County Jail after she was arrested over the weekend in connection with a home invasion and other charges.

Hearing on Champaign County Jail canceled

URBANA — Monday’s public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Urbana Civic Center regarding the Champaign County Jail has been canceled.

Champaign County Administrator Deb Busey said that Dr. Alan Kalmanoff, director of the Institute for Law and Policy Planning, who was originally scheduled to speak at the hearing, was unable to make it to Champaign County from California.

Ted's Garage in Clinton destroyed during Easter Sunday fire

CLINTON — A 1950s garage-themed restaurant fell victim to an Easter evening fire on Sunday, but no one was hurt, according to fire officials.

Ted’s Garage, at 808 W. Van Buren St. in Clinton, burned for hours on Sunday evening. Firefighters got the initial call at 5:18 p.m. and were still battling the fire at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night, said David Dallas of the Clinton Fire Department.

John Roska: The Law Q&A March 31, 2013

Q: What will happen to real estate that I own if somebody sues and gets a judgment against me? I inherited a vacant lot here in Illinois, and an unoccupied house in another state. Would that property get sold?